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Packers-Falcons at a glance

Packers-Falcons at a glance

Of the 99 yards the Packers managed on the ground, 46 came on Aaron Rodgers scrambles. Bringing back all the questions of whether or not a Super Bowl hangover is in store for the Falcons.

What to Watch ForJulio Jones celebrates a first down catch against the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Championship. This latest set has the Falcons with the upper hand.

After last week's win over the Seattle Seahawks, the Green Bay Packers have a chance to knock off another elite NFC team tonight as they take on the Atlanta Falcons.

There's a lot of uncertainty at the tackle position. Another of Green Bay's backup tackles, Jason Spriggs, is out indefinitely with a hamstring injury. The right side of the line was especially vulnerable: with Bryan Bulaga still recovering from a sprained ankle, Kyle Murphy was called on to start in place of the veteran right tackle. The Packers listed him as limited due to a hip issue and he'll have his status updated on Friday when the Packers announce injury designations for this weekend's game. The guys over at PackersNews.com make their predictions for the game, and they aren't overly optimistic.

The front five will have their hands full with a pair of above average edge rushers in Vic Beasley, who led the league in sacks a year ago with 15 and a half and Brooks Reed who had a pair at Soldier Field last week. Surprisingly, it was the offense that looked a bit rusty when facing off with the Hawks defense.

A shoot-out is expected in the gleaming $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but the Green Bay defense will definitely be playing with a collective chip on its shoulder after the title game debacle. "Getting faster and more athletic, that's good".

Aaron Rodgers is just licking his chops to get another crack at this one, and the Falcons seemed to be struggling to find their rhythm in Chicago. Wide receiver Randall Cobb also had a strong outing, leading all receivers with 85 yards on nine catches. "He's good, he can run the whole route tree, he can catch the ball away from his body, make the hard catch".

The team's "Nitro" defense-which features six defensive backs and Burnett playing at inside linebacker-will be tested by Falcons superstar Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, and versatile running back Devonta Freeman.

Gators hit Hail Mary to stun Volunteers, 26-20
On the next play, Franks nearly connected on a touchdown pass to receiver Kadarius Toney , but a diving Toney could not hold on. Florida sophomore WR Tyrie Cleveland caught five passes for 93 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 26-20 win over Tennessee .


LEADING OFF: Indians aim for 23rd win in row, Price to 'pen
Miller has pitched to a 1.65 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 54.2 innings, but the Indians have done quite well without him. Incredibly, the Indians have hit more home runs (40) than their pitchers have given up in total runs.


Seahawks versus Packers week one
Wilson struggled with timing on quick passing plays in the past, but it's something he worked on in camp to improve this year. That was all the offense the Packers needed. "I feel like I can remember any of the good rushes that I had", Fackrell said.


When the Falcons have the ball.

When Atlanta clears space for RB Devonta Freeman and RB Tevin Coleman to get going, Ryan and the passing game is that much more risky. Falcons second-year TE Austin Hooper coming off career-high 128 yards receiving, including 88-yard TD.

It was 24-0 at intermission, with quarterback Matt Ryan rarely under pressure and able to shred an injury-depleted secondary for four touchdowns and ran 14-yards for another. Gunter's now a Carolina Panther after his cut earlier this week.

As always, tune in to Sunday Sports Night Cover 2 for the best postgame coverage of the Packers.

The secondary can't sleep on Mhommed Sanu, he caught the game victor in the regular season. Arizona lost at Detroit and saw star running back David Johnson, one of the NFL's most versatile players, break his wrist.

November 24, 2013, at Lambeau Field - Peterson carried 32 times for 146 yards and a score, but Packers backup QB Matt Flynn relieved Scott Tolzien and rallied Green Bay to a 26-26 overtime tie. "He can also run for some first downs when he needs to". The depth on offensive line became so dire this week the Packers moved to sign undrafted rookie Adam Pankey from their practice squad.

New home: This will be the first regular-season National Football League game played at the Falcons' new home, Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Falcons beat Packers in 2016 regular season and NFC championship game, final game at Georgia Dome.

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